Windows and Macintosh compatible--includes desktop software for both platforms
Good things are coming...
The m100 series is heading in the right direction with this model. Rechargable batteries, SD card slot, nice color display... what isn't to like?
One problem is that it seems to lack some of the get-up-and-go that competative Palm models have. This can be quickly overlooked, though, given that it sells for less than any of them. Even the new m515 is being given a run for the money.
One long time problem with Palm color displays was the inability to draw a simple, strait line. The IIIc made a single line look like an EKG bar at times. This has been more or less cleared up with this unit. The m505 and m515 still seem to suffer from this age old problem, unless you draw the line very quickly, putting more points in the m130's favor.
The only thing that may be worth holding out for is OS 5 and high resolution units. At present, nothing solid is being said, so if you have the cash or just want a unit now, forget extra bells and whistles, this will more than suit you.
Liked it so well... Purchased another!!
...P>I started looking for a PDA last year and finally did purchase the Palm m130 two weeks ago, after reading reviews here and other places. I showed it to my wife and she fell in love with it, so I just ordered one for her birthday!
Even without my glasses I can read the screen, I've selected darker fonts where I could to help out. But for long term use... I do get out the reading glasses! I love the little Palm, does everything I expected and more. The only draw back is battery life between charges, the book said one week... I charge mine every night. It might last two days, but longer I'm not sure.
Great new PDA
I started with a m100 and graduated to the 125 and sold that and bought a 130. I like the Palm because of the ergonomic design. It fits your hand well when holding it. The screen is small, but the color makes up for it and although the 125 screen and 130 screen are the same size, you can see things better on the 130. I had a few questions regarding the Hot Sync and rechargeable battery, but I E-mailed Palm and they responded within 24 hours. I use it everyday and am buying an extra HotSync cable for work. I priced the other products, but with the extras you get like Doc to Go and the Palm Reader it's worth it to have them all in one package and not have to worry about compatibility. I have Windows 98 and used the bus port and had no problems downloading some free demos nor had any with transferring them to the Palm. Playing the games in color makes a world of difference. Again, I would recommend this product wholeheartedly.